IPPA Offers Site Assessment Rebate 
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is now offering a $100 rebate to Iowa pork producers who complete PQA Plus Site Assessments prior to Dec. 31.

IPPA Names Winning Chef  
The Iowa Pork Producers Association has named Chef Haley Silhacek winner of first place honors in the annual Taste of Elegance competition. The chef, of Ferrari’s Ristorante at the Park Place Event Center in Cedar Falls , was named Chef Par Excellence.  Jan. 26 in Des Moines.

Iowa Pork Producers Brace for Difficult Year 
Rising feed costs, lower pig prices and over-supply are squeezing finances and pressuring pork producers' bottom lines. Future prospects for the industry were at the forefront of the 5,000 producers attending the 2008 Iowa Pork Congress last week.

IPPA Testifies at Senate Ag Committee Hearing on Food, Feed and Fuel  
The Iowa Pork Producers Association president testified yesterday, calling for the adoption of corn fractionation technology at ethanol plants to allow more efficient use of corn kernel components.

Iowa's Promotional Activities Step up to Offset Market Downturn  
The Iowa Pork Producers Association is making sure U.S. and global consumers keep pork on their tables. IPPA has established an aggressive campaign to promote pork products and increase exports of pork to foreign countries.